UK records 1,649 new cases of COVID-19, 1 new death

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A worker walks past coronavirus disease (COVID-19) mobile testing vehicles parked at a depot in London, Britain, May 3, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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LONDON, May 3 (Reuters) - Britain reported 1,649 new COVID-19 infections on Monday, and one new death within 28 days of a positive test.

Monday is a public holiday in Britain, which has in the past affected the numbers reported.

Vaccination data showed 34,588,600 people had received their first dose.

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Reporting by William James; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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